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, that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marchers were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were the times that tested the courage of our convictions and the strength of our union. and despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation. as one people. again we are tested. and again we must answer history's call. one year ago i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted. immediately and aggressively. and one year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in ten americans still cannot find work. many businesses have shuttered, home values
>>> hello everyone. >> you are here live. >> yes you are. >> for the ports america new year's spectacular. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm denise koch. as kai said we're live at the port, ready to ring in the new year. >> we have cameras way down south as the clock is counting down. >> it is going on as scheduled at midnight. in just about an hour. and you're going to be able to see it live right here if you stay with us. >> the weather has been a factor, at least in terms of visibility in the area. as far as we know, the fireworks are going to take place. i think that's probably to the delight of all the people who took the time to come down here tonight. as well as people sitting on their couches at home. >> if you're at home, you may have the best seat in the house. there are people who are been out here all evening waiting for these fireworks. gigi. >> you are right, everyone is ready. people have been out here for hours waiting, despite the rain. the music is pumping behind me. we were able to talk to some folks earlier tonight, to find out why they do this. they come out h
you. >> glor: still ahead on tonight's cbs evening news, where america stands-- how close are we to predicting earthquakes in time? >> glor: following the horrendous earthquake in haiti, a new cbs news poll finds just 34% of americans believe the u.s. is prepared for a major earthquake here. 59% believe it is not. many feel that underscores the need for a system of accurate and timely prediction. our science and technology correspondent daniel sieberg lays out the challenge as cbs reports "where america stands." >> reporter: in the past 20 years, there have been 26 earthquakes measuring 6.5 or higher in places like san francisco and northridge, california. they turn high rises into rubble. they happen without warning. explain our report card shows america gets mixed grades when it comes to preparing for and predicting earthquakes. overall researchers tell us america gets a b-plus for knowing what causes earthquakes but a c-plus when it comes to securing infrastructure. short-term predictions are simply not possible yet and earthquakes could happen in places you wouldn't expect,
question america's top bankers about the financial collapse. >>> and the late night shuffle. conan o'brien says no thanks to nbc's plans to push back his time slot a half hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, january 13, 2009. >>> good morning. thanks for joining you. i'm michelle gielan. total disaster and chaos is how one official described the scene in haiti after an earthquake rocked the nation. the 7.0 quake hit before 5:00 p.m. yesterday. this morning the scope of the disaster is just beginning to emerge. it's reported the capital is largely destroyed, casualties are numerous and severe, thousands remain buried beneath the rubble. whit johnson is with the latest in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the widespread destruction is making it difficult for rescue crews to begin their effort. there are nearly 2 million people who live in haiti's capital city and at this point most, if not all of them r in desperate need of some kind of aid. help can't come soon enough for haiti. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake laid waste to the country's capital city. th
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engines of job creation here in america are america's businesses. >> reporter: a day after reconnecting with americans in florida, he'll tour a small business in baltimore and offer more details about the proposal. it's estimated that $33 billion program would help 1 million businesses. it would include a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee hired this year. the amount will be capped at $500,000 per firm to make sure small companies get the benefits. businesses that increase wages or hours for their existing employees would be reimbursed for the have a social security payroll taxes they would pay. the president wants to pay for the plan with the savings from the $700 billion wall street bailout, but that will be up to congress. the president will have a chance to sell his proposal to the gop later today. >> i want the republicans off the sidelines. i want them working with us to solve problems. >> reporter: he'll address house republicans during their retreat in baltimore, but it may be a tough crowd. >> we're going to look for common ground, but we're not going to roll over on our
on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on a growing national epidemic-- the problem of obesity reaching the breaking point. >> couric: resolutions to lose some extra pounds are common this time of year and they couldn't come soon enough. as we begin this new decade, the country facing a dangerous weight problem. consider this: in the late 1970s, 15% of american adults were obese. by the early '90s, that number had jumped to 23% and most recently 35%. so how do we reduce our waistlines and return to a healthier state? seth doane traveled the nation to weigh what's being done about this growing crisis as cbs reports "where america stands." >> okay, three piece crispy and a diet pepsi. >> reporter: the evidence of an epidemic is everywhere. two-thirds-- 190 million americans-- are overweight or obese. if you had to grade the united states when it comes to obesity ... >> i'd give us an "f." >> reporter: a national report card no one is proud of. obesity-related diseases are a nearly $150 billion medical burden every year. >> we're going to end up as a nation of cardiac cripples. >>
cbs reports: "where america stands." >> reporter: for more than a decade, americans have been living in what's been called the age of terror. from africa in 1998 to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical recruiters like shake omar bakri muhammed
: turning now to the economy, america's top banker is staying on the job. the senate today confirmed ben bernanke to serve a second term as chairman of the federal reserve. the vote was 70-30, the closest ever for a fed chairman. meanwhile, the line for unemployment benefits is growing. the government said today another 470,000 americans put in their first claims last week. unemployment was, of course, the main focus of the state of the union address, and today, chip reid tells us the president took his plan for dealing with it on the road. >> reporter: the president joined vice president biden in florida to announce the administration's biggest stimulus project of all. >> right here in tampa, we are gonna start building a new high-speed rail line. >> reporter: $8 billion to begin a european-style, clean-energy, high-speed rail system. planners hope it will eventually connect cities across the country, the largest infrastructure project since the interstate highway system. the white house claims it will create tens of thousands of jobs. the announcement is one of many planned in coming m
out to vegas to compete in the miss america pageant. why is it relevant in 2010? it's very civic and uplifting. stay tuned, you'll be shocked. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , >>> this is wjz and wjz.com, baltimore. >> good morning, maryland, now don scott, marty bass, breaking news with wjz news team, your first warning weather and traffic control with sharon gibala. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> hello again, it's a cold day's start but that cold. sharon gibala in traffic control. marty is over at first warning weather. >> looking at some beautiful statistics. going to 50 degrees at lunch. which is nine degrees above normal on the way to 51, 52 degrees. we're at about 31 right now. at about 45-49 during the dinner hour. it's going to be a super tuesday in january. don. >>> thank you. there's always trouble somewhere and sharon has it in traffic control. >> reporter: there's more trouble on the roads now than ten minutes ago. a bunch of accidentses including the one on the west side of the beltway on the outer loop at baltimore national pike blocking the lane with a
morning. the holidays are over. the new year is well underway. it's time to take a look at where america stands. they don't standstill. that's for sure. we believe our country's creativity and innovation will keep us on the cutting edge. but in the world that isn't standing still either, is america's creativity keeping pace? is that is the question susan spencer will be addressing in our sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: so where does america stand? this month cbs news is taking stock, both of where we stand now and where we could stand in the future. for our part, sunday morning is going for a full culture shock, taking america's temperature in the arts, books, movies, all things creative which brings us to this morning's status report on american creativity. >> you've seen that great industrial revolution where people are inventing the telephone, the telegraph, the light bulb and everything else. you've seen the push that came because of the internet and the digital revolution. and now we're looking for what's going to be the evening inof the driver of a new creativity. >> repor
for talking with us tonight. we appreciate it. and coming up next on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on alzehimer's disease. the latest on a possible cause and new treatments. [ clayton ] my name is clayton. i'm from beetown, wisconsin. and i smoked for 31 years. cigarettes had a very strong hold on me. i'd drive through a snowstorm to buy a pack of cigarettes. and i have. ♪ the thing that jumped out about chantix for me was i could start to take the pill and i could continue to smoke for up to a week. [ male announcer ] chantix is a non-nicotine pill. in studies, 44% of chantix users were quit during weeks 9 to 12 of treatment, compared to 18% on sugar pill. it's proven to reduce the urge to smoke. i know my 14-year old was very happy that i had quit. after i quit, we found a pack that she had hid on me. so -- and i just threw them away. [ male announcer ] talk to your doctor about chantix and a support plan that's right for you. some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping cha
care in america is one of the greatest threats to future of our economy. not just as a nation but as businesses and families. if we ignore this and walk away from it for whatever reason, we are going to face a crisis much much worse in the near future. the president understands that. we would not even be in this position of taking this seriously if he hadn't shown the courage to lead us into this debate. >> schieffer: let me ask you about ben bernanke. do you have the votes to get him confirmed, senator? i know you're one of the vote counters. >> well, i'm going to vote for chairman bernanke. i have some misgivings about fed policy and economic policy. but i really do have to say this man guided us through the worst economic crisis this nation has seen since the great depression. we are in much better shape today because of his guidance and leadership. i still have unanswered questions and many colleagues do. we will need republican support to make certain that we pass the clothe you're vote which is a 60-vote requirement when it's taken up this next week. i think that we're g
revelation of the identities of murder erred asians. where america stands on food safety. how do we stack up against other countries and how do we prevent the most vulnerable americans from becoming dangerously ill? >> it got worse and worse, and it felt like killer pain. >> glor: and dashboard distractions, will the next generation of in car gadgets lure drivers into taking their eyes off the road? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening, the new year has been a cold year for most americans and this weekend is no exception. a deep-freeze is forecast to engulf virtually all of the continental united states overnight. the south is particularly ill prepared for such bone chilling weather. mark strassmann is in atlanta tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. it was 12 degrees outside here first thing this morning, but with the windchill it felt like one degree above zero, very unsouthern but remember every state but hawaii has been experiencing freezing temperatures, it is just that some people feel it more than othe
more of the bailout money they received. meanwhile, new york's attorney general called on america's biggest banks today to reveal exactly how much they intend to pay out in bonuses this year? national correspondent jim axelrod found out and the answer is "plenty." >> reporter: less than a year ago, wall street's titans were before congress taking the blame for the financial crisis. >> as an industry, clearly we made mistakes. >> reporter: now after a year of record profits, some are preparing to handout record bonuses. goldman sachs an average bonus of almost $600,000. j.p. morgan chase $463,000, this at a time when one in ten american workers is unemployed. >> there are folks that just continue not to get it. >> reporter: the nation's six biggest banks are expecting to pay out somewhere near $150 billion in bonus this is year. if that were a stack of $100 bills, the pile would be as high as 370 empire state buildings. >> 2010 we're seeing the same bonuses return and with some modest refinements it's going to produce the same incentive to take on higher risk. >> reporter: many ban
. it was america's first year with an african-american president. last january, as barack obama was sworn in we went down to the national mall in washington to meet some of the people who wanted to see this moment in history for themselves. ♪ politics and patriotism and the presidency. it is the place where the secular and the religious merge, and one of the sacraments of our national religion is the inauguration. ♪ my country 'tis of thee sweet land of liberty ♪ >> reporter: so it was as many as 2 million pilgrims made their way to washington and the mall to witness this most sacred event. ♪ land where my father died ♪ >> reporter: as the oath was recited, alleges the speech was delivered. >> the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. >> reporter: emotions were laid bare. tears were shed. >> no matter how optimistic i've ever been as a human being i never thought this moment would come and i met these wonderful people total strangers and we can all share it together. >> reporter: inauguration is a renewal of faith. >> for we know that our patchwork heritage
>>> it's 2010. america rings in the new year with balloons, fireworks and fun. >>> the airline connection. the flight 253 bomb suspect says he met with a notorious cleric connected to terrorists. >>> and a deadly death. the bomber who killed seven cia employees in afghanistan was asked to be there. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. and happy new year. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. it's a new year and new decade. not everyone stayed up until midnight, but americans celebrated new year's eve across the country. vegas saw fireworks go up at several of the big hotels while the space needle hosted a big party in seattle. and as always, the biggest new year's eve event was in new york's times square. terrell brown was there to see it. >> reporter: good-bye 2009, hello, 210. mayor michael bloomberg got help lowering the gigantic waterford crystal ball from a group of high school students. and jennifer lopez rocked out for the packed house of hundreds of thousands who came out to sell brake light. celebrate. >> it's a once in a lifetime experience. >> reporter: a
-on searches. but some experts hope america isn't relying solely on airport security to prevent another attack. >> instead of looking for dangerous objects like toenail clippers and bottles of shampoo, we should be looking for bad people. >> reporter: they want improves in the nation's intelligence system. officials were given a numb clues about suspected terrorist uhe mar pa ruk abdulmutallab before the attack. but the dots were never connected in time. also during today's meeting, agency heads will inform the president of lessons learned during the christmas day incident and changes that have already been put into place. michelle? had. >> and, whit, there are also reports this morning of an inauguration day threat to the president. what are the details on that? >> reporter: yeah, this is an interesting story from the "new york times." they're reporting that inauguration last year, security officials were concerned that some somali extremists were planning on coming to the united states and detonating explosives while president obama took the oath of office. well, it turns out they were all r
middle east, and south america to review passenger procedures. and procedures already ordered by the president include increased pat-downdowns and bag checks, more air marshals and more bomb-sniffing dogs. officials have also updated the lis of more than half a million potential trifts terrorists, moving some up to the no-fly list. the preliminary findings are also focusing on some serious security breakdowns. conversations were intercepted months ago about a nigerian in yemen involved in a terrorist plot but the dots were never connected to warnings by a prominent ginortheastern to u.s. officials that his son had become dangerously radicalized in yemen. agencies failed to pull the man's u.s. travel visa, a flaw that is now closed. today, director of national security dennis blair had a chilling warning to the intelligence community about the more cunning attacks of the future that are being designed to circumvent u.s. defenses. he said, "they are doing so right now, even as you are reading this message." meanwhile, republicans are accusing the president of being slow and weak
ahead of them and protect america. president obama didn't say if anyone would be held accountable for the mishap and the white house says he continues to stand by his top official. still, some experts say that may change. >> there could be some other officials there from the national counterterrorism center, maybe some of the second tier cia officials or fbi who could be in jeopardy of losing their jobs. we may not have heard the end of all this. >> reporter: for now officials are focused on keeping the nation safe. president obama has already ordered enhanced security procedures and changes to the terrorist watch list and no-fly list and he promises even more new measures are on the way. the preliminary report on the christmas day incident is expected to be made public by the end of the week. michelle? >> whit, the president also spoke of his plans to close the prison at guantanamo bay. tell us the details on that. >> reporter: well, if you think about it, half of the detainees at guantanamo bay are actually from yemen. the president at least temporarily has suspended the transfe
explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> glor: i'm jeff glor. also tonight, the new front in the war on mirk. security camera video captures the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old just months after the killing of another student from the same chicago high school. and whale mystery-- why are these giants of the deep massing off california in greater numbers than ever before? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. the president today clearly laid the blame for the foiled christmas day airline bombing attempt on al qaeda militants in yemen, and he said the u.s. is stepping up aid to yemen's embattled government. also, cbs news has learned the u.s. is playing a more direct role in yemen's anti-terror war than previously acknowledged. more on that shortly, but first we begin our coverage this even with our chief white house correspondent chip reid who is traveling with the president in hawaii. chip, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. the president did not mince words. for the first time, h
america." >> reporter: but an old friend noted that when they both served in the illinois legislature, obama was known for reaching across the aisle. >> over the past year in my view, that attribute hasn't been in full bloom. >> reporter: the president then conceded both sides are at fault. >> just a tone of civility instead of slash-and-burn would be helpful. >> reporter: throughout what was essentially a policy debate, the president demonstrated intimate knowledge of the issues. >> we'd refund part of your payroll tax for every dollar you increase those wages faster than inflation. it's a simple concept. >> reporter: and deep familiarity with republican positions. >> i understand that. i've read your bills. you know, i've read your legislation. >> reporter: when the scheduled 45 minutes was up, the president said "let's keep going." >> you know, i'm having fun. >> reporter: republicans were on their best behavior. there were no "you lie" moments. but when the president thought the last question was unfair, he let them know it. >> will that new budget, like your old budget, triple th
. 2005, they actually recalled more cars in america than they sold. and they just expanded very quickly. they made it a goal to overtake general motors as the number one car company in the world and they've done it, but they're paying the price. >> quality, not quantity. >> exactly. >> thank you so much. erica, over to you. >>> some good news on the economy coming this week. it grew at a vigorous 5.7% at the end of last year but before you break out the bubbly we should tell you this rebound was driven by businesses drawing down their inventory at a slower rate not by consumer spending. and as many of you probably know firsthand, unemployment remains high. still at 10%. cbs news correspondent anthony mason has more. >> reporter: the battered private sector showed signs of life as the u.s. economy racked up its best quarter in six years, while government spending flattened out, housing construction was up 5.7%. consumer spending just 2%. and business investment and technology surged more than 13%. >> that's the only way economic growth is going to be sustained i
news called "where america stands." katie couric in the studio with us this morning to give us a preview of the many issues that will be addressed on this great new series that starts tonight on the evening news. >> we look forward to talking to katie, but we begin with the cold that is still gripping much of the nation. it's a brutal deep freeze in some smarts. in new england, parts are buried under record snow and in the south, the subfreezing temperatures threaten to destroy valuable crops. dave price is in international falls, minnesota, where i ask to you notice when they take him full on the bottom left of the screen, we've put up the temperature where you are. and i'm thinking it has to be a typo, dave. it says minus 29 degrees. >> it is not a typo at all. 29 degrees below zero is the actual temperature before you factor in any windchills or how it feels. it is bitter cold here and most likely before all is said and done we will tie a record here which stands from 2009 and 1968. they call this place the ice box of the nation for a reason.average high temperature here in
batteries to make sure that plant is the most productive plant in the united states of america. >> reporter: the money will go toward a new facility that will build electric motors to be used in hybrid and electric cars and trucks. >> this is the first facility here in the entire country to make these electric motors. >> the expanse of this -- expansion of this plant will generate a significant influx of income and jobs in the greater baltimore area. >> reporter: allison says 200 people will be added to their staff. and the announcement ensures current employees job security. >> being a gm employee for as long as i have, this is actually new. and as they indicated, you went from having jobs that were in mexico, well, potentially in mexico, now they're coming to us here in maryland. >> reporter: the plant first went green by manufacturing hybrid transmissions. >> this is a big announcement for maryland. and potentially a big announcement for our country. because this is the next generation of electric ride motors for automobiles. >> reporter: in addition to the 200 jobs created here in in ma
-century america like a boaltd of lightning. if you really want to hear about it the first thing you'll probably want to know is where i was born and what my lousy childhood was right. j.d. salinger's catcher in the rye was a literary sensation from its first appearance. the centra figure, 16-year-old n caufield, is one of the most recognizable figures in 20th century american fiction. the story isn't much, call spends a long weekend in new york wondering through central park visiting other haunts. it's not what he does. it's how hoe thinks and expresses those thoughts that has made "catcher in the rye" so compelling for so many for so long. in his feelings of isolation and awkwardness he was an early version of the postwar disaffected young. james dean in "rebel without a cause." dustin hoffman a decade later in "the graduate." let character was embraced by millions from artists and writers to the deeply troubled mark david chapman, who said he killed john lennon in 1980 to promote the book. the rough language in holden's brooding thoughts also made "the catcher in the rye" very controversial.
go to the playoff, we were one of 8 cities in america involved in the playoff. we're in the upper 25% of the nfl two years in a row. >> we have something to be proud of. >> they kept us in the game halfway through january. that's not a bad thing. >> but the weather is not going to be good. >> it's going to be great. it might sound strange, but i wish it would rain. it's going to be just rain. no big deal. just 1/4" to 1/2" of rain. temperature is not dropping. zero snow in the forecast. the winds now coming at us because low pressure approaches from the south at 7 miles per hour. the barometer at 29.98. it's going to fall through the course of the day. 36 degrees in oakland. it's a mild morning. 34 cumberland. 37 hagerstown. 39 d.c. and easton and packs river. westminister at 40. 38 columbia. 36 rock hall. it's a big slug of moisture. we didn't have the mile pull of air, we could have been looking at quite a wintery scenario. it is just going to remain rain and we keep it mild here until we move into the middle of next week. we see temperatures dip a bit. we go no lower than 35.
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. despite early concerns about the weather. the fireworks went off without a hitch. the ports america new year's eve spectacular. >> live at the inner harbor. >> reporter: 5,000 explosives synchronized with music lit up baltimore skyline for 17 minutes. thousands braved the rain and cold to dance in the new year at the inner harbor. one couple drove all the way from new jersey. >> it's great, it's beautiful here. everyone is so friendly. having a great time. >> reporter: 2010 is looking bright. happy new year. >> beautiful. the party in new york city, thousands of people flocked to times square to see the ball drop as the new years day gets started. someone has to clean up the mess. crews out right now trying to sweep up all of that trash. >>> the president is in his home state of hawaii. they posted a message praising the country for rising up to meet the channels of 2009. he and the first family watched avatar while on vacation. >> a class in m maryland celebrating. thousands waking up with new year's resolutions. let's go to kelly with a look. >> reporter: it's a brand new year an
hughes, cbs news, glendale, california. >> couric: america's realtors report sales of used homes plunged nearly 17% in december, that's the biggest one-month drop in more than 40 years. the rush to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time buyers apparently came to an end. now to haiti, where it's been nearly two weeks since the earthquake. the death toll is estimated at 200,000, and the government says 150,000 people have been buried in mass graves. the canadian government, meanwhile, hosted an international conference in montreal today to start planning the country's recovery. the haitian prime minister was there, he said it could take a generation to rebuild port-au-prince. as bill whitaker tells us, they're taking some steps already. >> reporter: to see crowds growing and pushing outside the u.s. embassy in port-au-prince... >> stop pushing! >> reporter: ...you'd think the biggest job for america's military and diplomats is handling the tears and tempers of people desperate to get to u.s. shores. but their biggest concerns? getting this country that's been knocked to its knees ba
states. >> america will never dream of living in peace. >> the arab network, al jazeera endorsed the tape. >> the tax on you, we continue. >> he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration is firing back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderous thug and terrorist. >> the audiotape has yet to be authenticated, but terrorism experts say it is similar to previous recordings and does suggest another attack within the next 12 months could occur. >> we're going to continue to be on the offense with bin laden and al-qaeda. >> he also praises umar farouk abdulmutallab. but terrorism experts say there is no evidence whatsoever that bin laden had anything to do with abdul farouk abdulmutallab's plot. it may be an attempt to assert his leadership over all the al- qaeda factions. >> we have to stay after him. >> bin laden is still believed to be operating between the border region with pakistan and afghanistan. in new york, wjz eyewitness news.
says he's osama bin laden and he's threatening the united states. >> america will never dream of living in peace. >> reporter: the arab network al-jazeera was the first to launch the tape. >> our attacks on you will continue. >> reporter: he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration is firing back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderess thug and terrorist. >> reporter: experts say it is similar to previous recordings by osama bin laden and that it does suggest another attack could occur within the next 12 months. >> we are going to continue to be on the offense against bin laden, against al-qaeda to protect the american people. >> reporter: in the minute long tape, bin laden also prays the would be christmas day bomber who admits to being trained by al-qaeda in yemen but terrorism experts say there is no evidence whatsoever that bin laden had anything to do with abdulmutallab's plot and the tape may be an attempt by bin laden to
and exchange commission wants to file more charges against bank of america over its buy out of merrill lynch. the sec is he b of a didn't disclose billions of dollars of losses. last year the government filed charges against the bank saying the company failed to tell shareholders about billions in bonuses for merrill lynch employees. american airlines and its flight attendants are in a bargaining battle that could result in a strike. if the two sides can't agree, the union could order its members to walk by the end of the month. american officials say they spend more than any other ashl on hourly pay and benefits and they need to reduce labor costs. >>> walmart has announced plans to close ten money losing sam's clubs stores and cut 1500 jobs across the country to reduce costs. houston, phoenix and sacramento are places where each will lose a store. >>> and advertising prices for the super bowl aren't so super this year. 30 second commercials for next month's big game on cbs are selling for around $2.7 million. that's down from $3 million in ads just last year. >>> and simon cowell is buttin
nationwide. eight models, including the camry, america's bestselling car. >> we're trying to reassure as many customers as we can that the fix is going to come sooner rather than later but the most important thing is we want to get it done right. >> the chances of your car accelerating out of control statistically are very small. >> reporter: consumer reports alto specialist mike quincy believes toyota will recover but the influential magazine has temporarily withdrawn its recommendations for the cars in question. >> these are fundamentally sound cars. now, whether or not toyota can make anends with their customers, in the long run, i think they will. in the short run, i think they're going to have some losses. >> reporter: losses because toyota has stopped the nation's 1200 dealers from selling the affected models. and because some toyota owners, like joseph hauter, say they gamble every time they get behind the wheel. >> i'm just going to have to take my chances. >> reporter: and trying to capitalize on toyota's troubles, general motors and ford both offering incentives on toyota trade-ins.
. >> america will never -- >> reporter: bin laden's message comes at a time when much of the world is already on edge. the u.s. recently issued tougher airport screening procedures and just last friday britain raised its terror alert to the second highest level, meaning an attack is highly likely. and bin laden has been in hiding for eight years now. there is a $50 million bounty on his head. michelle back to you. >> tara mergener in washington. tara, thanksz. >>> there is no word of survivors from this morning's crash of an yooet yoepian airliner off the coast of leb with a non. the 737 had just taken off from beirut when it fell into the med rainian sea. nine people were on board including. the lebanese army says the plane was on fire just before it went down. lebanon's president has ruled out sabotage. >>> it appears a course correction is in store for the obama administration. the president begins his second year in office with unemployment topping 10% and health care reform all but dead. we may get the first look at the new white house focus the day after tomorrow. bill plante reports. >
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of major banks, including jp morgan chase and bank of america. >>> goldman sachs was an exception. it continued to outshine the industry. it rewarded its employees with more than $16 billion in salaries and bonuses. that's up about 50% from 2008. but still less than expected. >>> the unemployment picture isn't getting much brighter. the number of americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits jumped last week to the first time ever. >>> corporations may spend freely to oppose candidates. the decision reverse is a 20- year-old limit on corporate political campaign spending. >>> and you tube is breaking into the movie rental business. starting tomorrow, it will offer five films from the upcoming sun dance film festival, for $3.99 each. it hopes to offer more films in the coming months. for more, you can watch cbs money watch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> coming up next on eyewitness news at 4:00. washed out in california. residents are dope -- coping with heavy rainfall and mudslides falling throughout the golden state. >>> i'm ron matz, on german hill roa
prevented a known terrorist from boarding a plane for america. and the steps we're going to take to prevent that from happening again. secretary of homeland security janet napolitano will discuss her review of aviation screening, technology, and how that bomber boarded a plane with 300 people. so today, i want to briefly summarize the discussions. in an ever-changing world, the first line of defense is timely, accurate intelligence, that is shared, integrated, analyzed, and acted upon quickly and effectively. that's what the intelligence reform largely after the 9/11 attacks do. and what they do every day. but rnt fortunate-- unfortunately, that's not what happened. first, although our intelligence community had learned a great deal about the al qaeda affiliate in gemmen, called al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, that we knew that they sought to strike the united states, and that they were recruiting operatives to do so, the intelligence community did not aggressively follow up on and prioritize particular streams of intelligence, related to a possible attack against the homeland. second, t
's stand. are you in good hands? somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >> schieffer: finally there's been so much wonder expressed about the election of scott brown, i'm beginning to think that if it had happened in ancient times it might have been included in the bible. for sure, back then people were always looking for signs. and the politicians saw brown's victory as more than just a sign. he gave them old testament level shivers worse than moses felt when he realized that burning bush was talking directly to him. but was it more than that, i wonder? did it herald a new age of miracles? utter brown's name and the waters part. think about it. republicans tried for a year to kill health care reform. i
. >> the council of america says that it's religious profiling. >>> we are now counting down the days until the ravens big palafer. fans are painting the town purple. live downtown, we have more on the purple fever. >> reporter: absolutely. you know we have felt it all season long, that purple fever and now we can see it all over baltimore. ravens fans are so devoted they came out to watch the ground crew paint everything purple. >> i'm not getting off of this thing. >> behind every great masterpiece. >> i'll start off with purple. >> it's careful preparation, solid execution and above all else powerful inspiration. >> going to win the super bowl. >> we are baltimore, home of the ravens and whenever the team makes the playoffs, the power house inspires the city to create. after hours of stenciling and painting, logos on federal hill and city hall. considering sean the master painter. >> i think it's kind of neat to see to see how it starts and finishes. >> reporter: it does not make it an easy task, you can see some leftover paint, nothing is going to keep the guys from getting it do
elaborate and often viblg security measures, but in america, even at new york's busiest hotels, cars and trucks pretty much come and go as they please. lobbys are crowded with guests and non-guests alike and unatended bags sit, well, unattended. new technologies do exist. anti-vehicle barriers that can deploy in half a second. protective window film that prentss flying glass shardes that routinely kill and maim victims at a blast site. high-detailed cameras that can zoom in and track and help identify suspects. and now this-- a boston-based company that has developed plastic mesh wallpaper. it absorbeds concussions and can maintain the building's integrity. >> the walls will not come tumbling down as otherwise would happen. >> reporter: it will be available for commercial applications in less than a year >> whether or not they choose to follow up on it, of course, comes down to dollars and cents. >> reporter: but remarkably not a single u.s. hotel firm has even called to inquire about it. without a single take on a u.s. hotel many hospitality companies see it as too costly an investm
gathered. so often these days the face of america is that of a soldier. in this case, captain jonathan hart. >> i brought my para-troopers in to help the people of haiti recover from this earthquake. >> reporter: the log jam at the airport has put the 82nd behind schedule. an 800-man battalion was supposed to be on the ground friday. but by yesterday there were only 240. the main port is a disaster area and until a second one can be opened up at cape haitian on the north shore, the american military is trying to move in to haiti through that single runway airport. the vice president likened it to shoving a bowling ball through a straw. >> we were able to get 17 airframes in. we have the capacity to send in 700. airframes. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton who made a firsthand inspection yesterday said one of the first questions she asked the military was why not parachute troops and supplies in? she got the same answer reporters got when they asked the commander of the operation. >> air drop is dangerous for people on the ground because when people see things falling, they will run to
america stands," continues tonight only on the "cbs evening news." now back to "the early show." >> it is now 8:04, time to go back to president dave price at mt. rushmore. he has another check of the weather. you got my vote, dave. >>> in our area, we are looking at a cold day but not like we have not seen before. 28 degrees or right around 30 right now, areawise, that's about what we are dealing with. we are looking at a bit of snow moving in our direction, moving across the great lakes and we'll start to see it heading into the overnight hours. 38 degrees our daytime high. we go down to just around 26 with snow arriving around midnight, look for >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by tur boy tax software.cer: this weather turbotax. choose easy. >> reporter: brutally cold conditions continue here stretching all the way down to the southeast. much more on this in the next half hour. maggie, we will send it back to you. and by the way, a quick note, maggie, this time of the year, you can really beat the crowds at rushmore. >> i bet. you have to be hardened to the cold t
? >> reporter: vic, the president speaks to a joint session of congress and america tonight at 9:00. political observers say the president must tell americans how he's going to put them back to work. and also tell them how he's going to get the economy back on track. one thing is clear, this speech comes at a very critical time in america's history. >> reporter: president obama will try to convince skeptical voters to put their faith back into his agenda. >> it's a good one. >> reporter: when he takes the podium for his state of the union address, the president wants wants to reconnect with middle class voters. people like robert boyd, a farmer from colorado. >> i want to hear how he's going to deal with the deficit. >> boyd will get his wish. about two-thirds of the president's speech will focus on jobs, the economy, and reducing the deficit. he's expected to lay out new plans to jump-start the job markets. like offering tax incentives to businesses that expand or buy new equipment. but that may not be enough to convince some of the voters who tune in tonight. >> i feel that we have been find
with space for a thousand hospital beds, the ship a major part of america's effort to help. among those are marylanders. we spoke to one who lived in silver spring until he went home last month. >> devastating to see the houses destroyed and people walking around, bodied lined up on both sides of the street. >> you mean dead bodies. >> tens of thousands of fatality in include rescue workers and authorities. johnathon is among a group that arrived two hours before the earthquake. they have learned that the group is safe. >> i wish it was a day later. we feel it's in god's hands. >> many organizations say every bit helps. what is going to happen to the people who survived. >> hundreds of doctors, nurses and technicians are getting ready to leave on the usns comfort. they were just in the caribbean in april on a mission. >>> thank you. we have the latest on the situation in haiti right now. aid arriving from around the world. the red cross estimating 3 million may need relief. the number could be in the tens of thousands or worse. here are comfort is preparing to join the mission. f
. the uss carl vinson is running south as part of america's effort to help. and crews on the navy's floating hospital, the uss comfort, stationed in baltimore, are already preparing in case an official order comes down. family members are waiting to hear, too. but their wait is agonizing. >> i said of all times, you know? i wish maybe it was a day later. you know, but we -- we're all christian people. and we feel that it's just in god's hands now. >> reporter: and beam says her brother, along with his entire group are supposed to be staying at a hotel, in port-au- prince. but as of tonight, they have not heard from him whether they even made it there or whether that hotel is standing. we're live, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> and our complete coverage continues now with meteorologist bernadette woods with more on why this earthquake was so devastating. bernadette? >> reporter: well, any time you have a 7.0 magnitude quake. that is high on the scale. major on a scale that runs up to 10.0. unfortunately, for this country, already poor. and already devastated from a lot of tropical syst
. he wants to connect with america's middle class this evening and ease their concerns about job, the economy and the deficit. the president also plans to use his remark to address issues like immigration and the future of health care reform. here's drew levingson with a preview for wjz. >> reporter: president obama will stand before a divided congress and an unhappy nation tonight for the state of the union address. his goal will be to convince those watching that he's focused on fixing the economy. to do that, he'll lay out new plans to jump start job growth and he will announce new tax cuts and credits for businesses. >> let's help them create an environment where they can hire more workers again and get millions of the people who are looking for work in this country back to work. >> reporter: the president will also announce a salary freeze for some top government executives and he will give more details on his plan to cut back some domestic spending over the next several years. republicans say it's just not enough. >> but it's 17% of the budget, and it's not the real problem
on eyewitness news at noon a disturbing new trend. why america teen pregnancy rate is on the rise again. >>> remember we are always on. here are the stories we are following on ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> in today's health watch report after a ten-year decline the teenager pregnancy rate jumped 3% with a 4% increase in the rate of birth and 1% increase in the rate of abortions. some researchers blame the increase in sex programs that focus on abstinence and not contraceptions. >>> be sure to check in today at the news at 4:00, a lot of teens today are glued to their cell phones. why it could be a fire hazard for them. >>> economy is still down but tourist in washington, d.c. are spending more. find out ,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back. we are starting to cool down. for the rest of the five-day forecast here's marty. >> let's look at the symbols and the numbers. couple things to pay attention to. it is going to be flat out cold. we are going into the mid 20s through the weekend. look at the overnight lows friday, saturday and sunday. 18, 16 and 10. the weather will start anteing up again. we'll keep o
are on the side of america and on the side of the world. we're not going to allow terrorism or terrorists to hijack our religion. >> reporter: abdulmutallab was moved under heavy security, back to the prison, where he will remain until his next court date. true levinson, cbs news, detroit. >>> the top obama administration official says the suspect could be offer said a plea deal, in exchange for valuable information about his contacts in yemen and elsewhere. >>> still to come tonight on we'll's eyewitness news. cold combat. you know fruit helps keep you from getting sick. but some other unusual foods may do even more. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, breathing new life into old history. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> i'm suzanne collins in annapolis, when a man refuses to stop texting in the courtroom. it leads to a scuffle, broken bones and consideration of a new cell phone policy. that's coming up next. >>> very cold night ahead. stick around for the forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> texting and refusing to stop leads to multiple bones. an incident is leading to an annual
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